May 172016
 

Since Mr/Dr/JD/Pope Ken Campbell, just outed himself by defending liberal Democrat Kris Johnson (http://www.thepresstribune.com/article/5/12/16/letters-money-talks-and-uhler-walks) , the same Kris Johnson that has consistently tried to take out McClintock, I thought it was time to finally peel back the mask of Mr/Dr/JD/Pope Campbell’s decade-long rage against Uhler. I can’t keep track of Campbell’s titles so I have to use a one-size-fits all approach.

The year was 2002, and things were a mess on the GOP Cent Com (sound familiar?).  Our dearly beloved Mr/Dr/JD/Pope Kenny Campbell, was Chairman of the Placer County Central Committee.  Our Congressman, John Doolittle (the last Congressman who actually gave a damn about Placer County) was worried about the direction of the GOP Cent Com under the leadership of Mr/Dr/JD/Pope Ken Campbell.  Doolittle wanted a Committee that would actually get things done, not just argue over titles and procedures (again, sound familiar?).  He funded a slate of candidates in all five districts, and he wanted Kirk Uhler on it.

Doolittle’s Chief of Staff, Dave Lopez, personally called Uhler to ask him to run.  Uhler, understandably was reluctant.  You see Uhler had already served eight years on the committee, including two terms as Vice Chairman to Bruce Kranz.  However, Kirk Uhler was a team player, and back then when your Congressman called, you answered.

Here is where it got awkward for me.  I was also part of the Doolittle team trying to restore order to the Cent Com, even though I had been left off of the slates they bought.

That said, I was the guy asked to work with Uhler to make the election of Team Doolittle happen. The problem was the last time I had interactions with Uhler, I was working against him in the 1996 race for Assembly.  I was working for Rico Oller against Uhler, and Uhler knew it.

The first time I knocked on Uhler’s door for a meeting, I had no idea what to expect, but I certainly didn’t expect what I got.  I got a warm welcome.  I got a person who was focused on the mission ahead, with no animosity from the past.  I got a professional.

The Doolittle slate succeeded.  We took control of the Central Committee, thanks in large part to Uhler helping us raise the funds for the campaign.

That’s when it got interesting.  You see, Uhler was the guy making the presentations for the Republicans at the High School Voter Outreach Program that Jim McCauley had started.  At the time, Uhler was making almost all of the appearances for the Republicans, from Roseville to Tahoe.  Uhler was literally registering hundreds of high school students every month on behalf of the Republican Party, even though he had no title and wasn’t a part of the “Republican Machine”.  Now, the same Central Committee is trying to unseat him as supervisor.

When he got back on the Committee, Uhler was given access to the “Bounty reports”.  Back then, we actually had elected officials who cared about registering Republicans.  John Doolittle and Tim Leslie would actually give the Committee money for each GOP registration we got.

Ted Gaines used to chip in for bounty until ironically the Committee endorsed McClintock in 2008 over Ose. At that time Roger Niello and Ted Gaines discontinued paying registration bounty. Gaines was upset that the party would dare take sides in a contested primary.

Well, Uhler was personally registering hundreds of high school students every month, but the “bounty report” issued by Mr/Dr/JD/Pope Campbell out didn’t match Uhler’s efforts, so he Uhler asked why.

After an internal investigation, Campbell had to stand before the Committee, put his arm around Uhler, and confess that he was running an unapproved and unauthorized drill with another County to try to milk more money for the voter registrations.  He apologized to Uhler for all of the very bad things he had emailed out about him (sound familiar?), and thanked Uhler for setting the record straight. I was there, I saw it all.

Shortly thereafter, Ken Campbell resigned his position as Chairman of the Placer County Central Committee, because he continued to attack several local electeds publicly. Then his jihad against Uhler began.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Campbell hates Kirk Uhler to this day.

You should also note that Campbell was one of the leaders in the movement to oust John Doolittle a few years later, publicly railing on him for corruption. Congressman Doolittle was exonerated, just like we all knew he would be. Does that sound familiar? It should, because Mr. Campbell has accused Bruce Kranz, Ted Gaines, Tom Hudson, the late Kathy Lund and several others (beyond Mr. Uhler) of corruption.

The moral of the story? For those of you on the Cent Com and others that want to be on it, just remember, you will accomplish nothing but making enemies for life. It isn’t worth it.

The second moral of the story? Never, ever take someone else’s word for the misdeeds of someone unless there is conclusive proof to back it up – this is why I post links to news items and official documents on this blog and on www.victorbekhet.com. Forcing people to deny the truth backed up with real evidence is the best defense to insanity.

Apr 112016
 

Well, it looks like Ken Campbell has joined Victor Bekhet screaming. Victor Bekhet sent out a press release (with a 650 area code number on it), decrying all the horrible mean things your intrepid blogger has been doing to him.

Apparently, Mr. Campbell lacks creativity… or perhaps it is just a burning rage. It is indeed difficult to be creative when you are psychotically enraged over a 14 year old grudge. Campbell does indeed like to write inaccurate letters to the editor in local papers to vent his flames.

I do appreciate that Ken Campbell counts himself amongst the thousands of loyal readers of this blog. Because of the support of he, Bekhet and so many others our readership outnumbers most local papers. (Including the Lincoln and Auburn Papers – both of whom have housed his screeds for years)

Ken sent the following email to the Placer GOP Central Committee in an effort to get them to endorse the non-Republican Victor Bekhet. Since the Placer GOP has allowed its’ members to advocate against the nominees of the Republican Party in the past without consequence, why should any of us be surprised by this?

Dear Central Committee,

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s dishonest, unethical behavior and potentially criminal campaign activity.

I received a phone call on Friday, 3/18 from Victor Bekhet.  Bekhet wanted to introduce himself since we had never met.  Apparently he had read Aaron F. Park’s blog (I did not know anyone read that trash), and Park claimed I was supporting Bekhet…and Bekhet  wanted to meet me.  The second time I talked to Bekhet was at the 3/29 Republican function at Sun City.

Admittedly, I had very little interest in the Placer County District 4 Supervisor’s race—until the events of last week.

Uhler produced phony campaign fliers for Bekhet directing people to a phony website Uhler manufactured containing false and slanderous information about Bekhet.  Uhler had his identical political twin and paid campaign worker ($3,500), Aaron F. Park, blanket cars in the parking lot at a MAC meeting with the fliers. Uhler was so proud of his handy-work that he personally walked up to Bekhet to hand him a flier.

All this is detailed in Bekhet’s press release (pasted below) along with the attachments proving the press release.

Please read this.  Do you support this?  Debate the issues but don’t assassinate and slander the character of the opponent.  Where does Bekhet go to get his reputation back?

I know not what course others may take, but as for me I can not defend, support or stand silent as Uhler uses these campaign tactics.  Please read the following and chose for yourself.

Allow me to remind Mr. Campbell that Rage is covered under the first amendment, just like nuking lousy candidates for office.

Dennis Revell has a problem. He has not led and is trying to avoid this problem all together and now it is a five alarm fire.

Feb 252016
 

At a recent Placer GOP Central Committee meeting, Placer GOP Chairman Dennis Revell was absent and basically handed the floor of the meeting to Ken Campbell to trash Kirk Uhler while Vice-Chairman and deposed former Auburn Council-member Mike Holmes was holding the gavel. It should be noted that Holmes and other allegedly unbiased Cent Com leadership members huddled with the Pol-Pot Bellied CRA Information Minister Thomas N Hudson before said roasting.

Ken Campbell has a seething, firey rage for Kirk Uhler that dates back to 2004 when he was forced out as Chairman of the Placer GOP for torching several local officeholders over a dispute related to the finances of the committee. (Sound familiar?) Thomas N Hudson, once a target of Ken’s psychosis is now on the same side as Ken (for now) as Hudson’s ego is bruised over the dissolution of the Placer County RA Chapter.

At the aforementioned recent Placer GOP meeting, Ken Campbell extolled the virtues of commie-lib hippie Jennifer Montgomery, stating that “She can be worked with”. Jennifer Montgomery is an act-blue democrat who has been open about her democratic socialist views. Apparently, Ken Campbell has gotten more liberal with (r)age. At the same time, he talked about what a sell out Kirk Uhler was and how bad he is for the taxpayers of Placer County. Thomas N Hudson added his snide remarks for emphasis at the same meeting.

It was reported to me that some at the meeting were bemoaning that Kirk Uhler did not have an opponent. Why? Do they want another reasonable communist like Jennifer Montgomery? Do they want to make Placer County Great Again?

About a year ago, Ken Campbell’s buddies in Beth Gaines’ office attempted a smear campaign against Supervisor Uhler that was later exposed and debunked. Remember it? Then Beth Gaines Chief of Staff Dave Titus and her then district director and now Chief of Staff Jeff Short planted a lie in the local tea party basically asserting that Kirk Uhler was single-handedly attempting to raise our taxes via the Placer County Transportation Agency.

Fast-Forward to yesterday.

The PCTPA adoped a legislative agenda for 2016. For the benefit of Mr. Campbell and others that may still listen to him – let’s have a look at a key bullet on page one, “Support the establishment of a 55% majority threshold for the passage of a local option transportation sales tax…”

That would be gutting Prop 13.

And, on page 2 of the document is a reference to supporting AB 1591 (Frazier).

Yes – this is raising gas taxes $.22 a gallon and raising the car tax $38 a car. Frazier calls these moderate on his website.

So – If you believe Ken Campbell, then you could make bank that Kirk Uhler supported both of these items in the PCTPA legislative agenda.

Once again, the Pol-Pot Bellied CRA Information Minister and Mr. Campbell flew straight in to a brick wall of truth:

ACTION REQUESTED:

1)      Adopt the State Legislative Program for 2016 as shown in Attachment 1 (see attached State Leg Program)

AYES:                    Berlant, Hesch, Nader, Rohan, Ruslin

NOES:                  Holmes, Trebess, Uhler

ABSTAIN:            Wheeler

2)      Take a position of support for AB 1591 (Frazier):

AYES:                    Berlant, Hesch, Nader, Rohan, Ruslin, Treabess, Wheeler

NOES:                  Holmes, Uhler

ABSTAIN:            None

For those of you reading this that have been conditioned to believe I am a liar – go get the minutes of the most recent PCTPA meting.

For those of you not familiar with all the names on the list:

Daniel Berlant  – Auburn Councilmember

Tony Hesch – Colfax Councilmember

Stan Nader – Lincoln Councilmember

Susan Rohan – Roseville Councilmember

Diana Ruslin – Rocklin Councilmember

Ron Treabess – Member at Large from the Public. Works in Tahoe Resort Association

Dave Wheeler – Loomis Town Councilmember

Jim Holmes – Placer County Supervisor District 3

Kirk Uhler – Placer County Supervisor District 4

Perhaps the move to supporting gutting Prop 13 is due to the fact that the mass mailings and the thousands in consulting fees have not been able to move public opinion on the issue. Ironically, I just got one recently, see here and here for a lousy scanned copy. I was sent a copy of the summary of a recent poll that only shows 63% support for the tax increase – which any seasoned observer knows will collapse once campaigned against. (You need 66.67% to pass it)

I know most all the people on this board. I am absolutely befuddled that they would support gutting Prop 13 and the massive tax hike of Jim #Epicfail Frazier of AD11. There has to be an explanation.

However, Ken Campbell’s psychotic rage against Kirk Uhler is destructive for all of us. He and Thomas N Hudson are so blinded by their rage that they are attempting to raise our taxes in their rampage to unseat one of the apparently few true fiscal conservatives in local government. I wonder what the California Taxpayer Protection committee would say if they knew Thomas N Hudson was trying to run Kirk Uhler out of office? Whoops, it is as fake as the CRA. #facepalm.

Jan 092016
 

… that is clearly and obviously an attempt to inflame the Placer GOP Central Committee in to supporting and/or recruiting an opponent for any of the Placer Supervisors.

A letter to the editor bearing the name of Sandy Campbell was printed in the Lincoln News-Messenger. The construction and content of the letter left me with no doubt that the person responsible for it was none other than former Placer GOP Chairman, Ken Campbell.

Campbell has had a seething rage for Kirk Uhler and Robert Weygant for 20 years. The only time I ever recall Mr. Campbell helping Weygant was in 2004, when mega developer Angelo Tskapolos funded an opponent to Weygant. If you attempt to build anything anywhere near Campbell’s home on McCourtney Rd N/E of Lincoln – he won’t like you very much.

This is why the letter to the editor and its’ specific reference of Bickford Ranch was no accident.

When the letter signed by Sandy Campbell was printed – the ink was hardly dry (and the electrons had just started being disturbed) when an email was sent out to the Placer GOP’s Central Committee saying the following:

Dear Central Committee,

I wanted to pass on my wife’s Letter to the Editor (below).  The Lincoln News Messenger wanted Sandy to prove to them everything in the Letter was true; and so she did.

Republicans rightfully are angered when the Clintons took cash from those having business before the State Department while Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State.  Well our Placer Supervisors are doing the same thing—give a “donation” and a project is approved.  And we are not talking about small amounts of money…Placer Vineyards gave the Supervisors $59,500.

If Clinton Cash is wrong, Supervisor Cash is also wrong…corruption is corruption.

Our Supervisors need to stop the influence peddling and give all the past “donations” back.  If they can’t do this, we need to work to elect honest Supervisors.

Ken Campbell

It sounds pretty bad, huh? Either donate to our evil pay raise measure or you won’t get your projects approved!

  1. People should note that Campbell contributed $13000 to former Congressman John Doolittle. I have alleged all along that Campbell turned on John Doolittle because of his ouster as Placer GOP Cent Com Chairman. Have I had it wrong all along? Was this letter an admission that Mr. Campbell did not receive an expected result from the donations? (Doolittle did indeed support a ton of development – including earmarking money for Overpasses, I-80 and Hwy 65 improvements)
  2. The two projects referenced as a nexus for the alleged corruption were approved in 1994. Let that sink in. That was 22 years ago.
  3. The original developer of Bickford Ranch went bankrupt and the current developer’s plan was cut substantially in 2014 making the evil development far less lucrative. If I was the developer – I’d be trying to recall the supervisors – not paying them off with donations to their pay raise scheme!
  4. Campbell alleges conversations with people involved in said projects who claim to have donated under duress. No one I know or anyone else within the evil South Placer Political establishment has a clue who feels their donations to measure B were coerced!
  5. In his email to the Cent Com – he lumps the aggregated donations to four placer county supervisors over the life of their tenure + the donations to measure B to reach the $59,500 total. I am sure Mr. Campbell forgot that he and several others on the Placer GOP Cent Com who were elected benefited from $43,000 in Independent Expenditures from Charles Munger. I think Mr. Campbell would consider himself corrupt by his own metric.

Campbell has hated Kirk Uhler since the 1996 Assembly Primary and even more so because of Uhler’s role in blowing the whistle on unilateral expenditures of the Placer GOP’s money – thus circumventing the will of the committee itself in 2003-4. Uhler, along with former Rocklin Mayor Kathy Lund and others received the full wrath of Campbell.

During that time, then Placer Supervisors Bruce Kranz and Ted Gaines voted to put Measure “E” on the ballot which was an advisory vote over a college campus in Western Placer County. Campbell’s NIMBY sensibilities were so offended that he publicly attacked all of the above named people in his column in the Auburn Journal. (which, you can see microfilm copies of at their office in Auburn)

Campbell was forced to resign as Placer GOP Chairman by Congressman John Doolittle – who he later helped run out of office. To the new folks on the Placer GOP Cent Com and others without institutional knowledge of Campbell – I repeat this information so that you have perspective for why Campbell pops up occasionally taking swipes at Republican officeholders. He has a list and he checks it twice – if you’re on it – your name will be in print eventually as well.

NorCal Tea Party Update: Day 12 of their Lie and Counting

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Feb 222015
 

In case you missed it, the NorCal Tea Party lied in an email.

They accused Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler of single-handedly conspiring to raise our taxes. Their attack was so ill-conceived that they told people to call the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

The NorCal Tea Party could not even attack the right government entity in their lie! The PCTPA is looking at ways to fund much-needed Road improvements in Placer, not the Board of Supes!

The attack was so absurd that liberal Democrat Jennifer Montgomery went to the most recent Auburn Meddlers meeting and set the record straight. That’s correct – a liberal Democrat told the truth and the NorCal Tea Party lied.

Something about that has to be unconstitutional.

Undaunted – the NorCal Tea Party has dug their heels in. They, like so many other tea parties have determined that even conceding one detail of their attack would be akin to getting captured by ISIS.

At the recent Placer GOP Central Committee Meeting NorCal Tea Party leader Ken Campbell repeated the lie again, including reiterating that it is the Placer County Board of Supervisors promoting the tax.

I wonder if the NorCal Tea Party knows about the 12 year old resentment that Ken Campbell has against Kirk Uhler – Campbell was making unilateral decisions as Chairman of the Placer GOP back then and Cent Com Members Kirk Uhler, Kathy Lund and others called him on it. Ken has never forgiven any of them and has been on a personal vendetta ever since. I doubt anyone in the NorCal Tea party would care if they knew, since the facts don’t matter.

Another Tea Party member of the inept and useless Placer GOP Central Committee asked the question about recruiting Republicans to run against other Republicans in office. (So there’s your context for Ken Campbell’s lie)

If the NorCal Tea Party uses this lie to go after local Republican Electeds (which I believe they will), you read it here first. They will lose and they will lose their credibility forever. But, heck, they will never have to apologize or retract their lie, will they?

… and people wonder why someone as far to the right as I am can’t stand the Tea Party? It was never their principles, it is many in their leadership and the libertarian anarchy that seems to have taken over. The Tea Party refuses to police themselves and in many areas are useless agents of chaos. Only they can stop being stupid – day 12 and counting.

Do I think they will ever retract their lie? Nope – some of the brain-surgeons in their group still think the FBI was investigating my Brother for Embezzlement (It has been 4 1/2 years since the alleged visit to Karen England’s House, btw)

P.S. Thank you Jennifer Montgomery for being an honest liberal and standing up for the truth.